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Obituaries – January 24th Issue

PAMELA CHAMBERS

Pamela “Pam” Ann Chambers, 57, of Trenton, passed away Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024.

She was born to the late Bobby “Bobcat” Lee and Ruby Gail Hulvey on March 11, 1966. She was employed by the Dade County School System as a paraprofessional at Dade Middle School. She was a faithful member of Faith Community Baptist Church. She loved her family, spending time at the beach, taking cruises, or traveling in general. Pam was a loving wife, mother, and Grammie to many.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her mother- in-law, Betty Jean Morgan.

Survivors include her husband of 41 years, Jackie Chambers, Sr.; daughter, Crystal and Justin Gilbreath; son, Jackie Lee and Becka Chambers; daughters, Shaelyn Ford and Lyla Bennett; grandchildren: Destiny and Jesse Goza, Elijah and Adrienne Gilbreath, Kaylea Gilbreath, Camy Chambers, Miley Chambers, Macy Chambers, and J.T. Chambers; great–grandson: Cade Wyatt Lee Goza; bonus kids, Johnathan Sanders, Carey Sanders, and Joey Knight; brother, Robbie and Crystal Hulvey; sisters, Felicia Watson and Eddie, and Christina Williams; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Share memories and condolences at ryanfuneralhome.net

Funeral services will be at noon today, Jan. 24, in the funeral home chapel with Ronnie Brown and Mike Howell officiating. Interment will follow in Lakewood Memory Gardens, West.

The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until service time today.

Arrangements by Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory, Trenton.

 

MARY GRAY

Mary Lois Gray, 83, of Trenton, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024.

Mary was born Oct. 29, 1940, to the late George Sanders and Clara Ann McBryar Clark. She found joy in cooking, crocheting, casino trips, and True Crime. Above all else, Mary cherished her role as a devoted mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend; her dedication to her family knew no bounds.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth W. Gray Sr.; daughter-in-law, Cheryl Gray; siblings, Junior Clark, Buddy Clark, and Shelby Barton; brothers-in-law, Oscar Barton and Harold Rogers; sisters-in-law, Nina Ruth Clark, Ethel Clark, and Doris (Wilborn) West; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Kelvie B. and Bertie Gilreath Gray.

Survivors include her son, Kent Gray; grandchildren, Autumn (Andrew Sarjant) Gray and Kenneth Wayne “Trey” Gray III; sisters, JoAnn (Doyle) Stone; sisters-in-law, Nayomia Rogers and Donnie (J.D.) Rogers; extended family members.

Funeral services were Friday, Jan. 19, in the Trenton chapel of Moore Funeral Home with Brother Eddie Cantrell officiating. Interment was at Lake Hills Memorial Gardens.

The family would like to express their gratitude to Brandi Hicks, Crystal Holt, and the staff at Hearth Hospice for providing compassionate care during Mary’s final days. They would also like to extend thanks to Bobby and Kay Kennedy.

Visit www.MooreFHS.com to share expressions of sympathy and view her memorial tribute.

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.

 

WANDA JAMES

Wanda Faye James, 67, of Trenton, passed away Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024.

Born Oct. 3, 1956, Wanda was the daughter of the late Woodrow and Lillian Culbert Wooten. Known affectionately as “Big Mawmaw” by her family, was a devoted mother and an excellent cook. She was a member of the Eastern Star and United Church of God.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Larry James; siblings, Marie Harris, Marlene Sims, Sally Wade, and Eddie Wooten.

Survivors include her children, Jessica (Kevin) Morris, James Hunter, Jason (Katie) Hunter, and Jason (Amber) James; siblings, JoAnn Taylor, Mary Dowdy, Woody Wooten, Bobby Wooten, Freddie Wooten, and John Wooten; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; extended family members.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Jan. 23, in the Trenton chapel of Moore Funeral Home with Pastor Reece Fauscett officiating. Interment was at Brown Gap Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made directly to the funeral home to support the family in covering expenses.

Visit www.MooreFHS.com to view her memorial tribute, share expressions of sympathy, or contribute to help the family.

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.

 

DONALD NICKS, JR.

Donald A. Nicks, Jr., 80, of Rising Fawn, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024.

He was born June 30, 1943, in Chicago, Ill., to the late Donald A. and Ann Nicks, Sr. Mr. Nicks resided in Homestead, Fla., for many years prior to moving to Rising Fawn 17 years ago.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Kathy L. McCoy; brothers, Dave and Dale Nicks.

Survivors include his wife, Sara Ann Nicks; daughters, Kelly Burke and Karen Weiler Bursley; brothers, Danny, Dennis, and Darrell Nicks; many grand and great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be Friday, Jan. 26, at 1 p.m. at St. Katherine Drexel Catholic Church, 140 New England Road, Wildwood.  A reception will immediately follow the service in the church hall.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared at ryanfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements are under the direction of Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory, Trenton.

 

LEE RIDDLE

Lee “Buddy” Edward Riddle, Jr., 78, of Trenton, passed away Sunday, Jan. 14, 2024.

He owned/operated Riddle Transportation, Inc., and was a former head of the Republican Party of Dade County. He and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp and member of the American Legion Post 106. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee Edward Riddle and Annie Mae Cooper Russell; brothers, Tom and Bill Riddle.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Elizabeth “Liz” Ann Riddle of Trenton; children, Jimmy (Tracy) Riddle and Tim (Christy) Riddle, all of Trenton; grandchildren, Alta Lee Ann (Tyler) McGill, Desirae (Braden) Allen, Tara (Carson Wilburn) Riddle, Paula Potter, and Derek Rickett; great-grandson, Turk Edward McGill.

A Celebration of Life was Saturday, Jan. 20, in the chapel with his sons, Bro. Tim Riddle and Jimmy Riddle, along with Jeremiah Quarles officiating. Interment was in TN-GA Memorial Park with military honors.

Online condolences may be shared at ryanfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements by Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory, Trenton.

 

ALLEN STRICKLAND

Samuel Allen Strickland, 73, of Anniston Ala., passed away Monday, Jan. 15, 2024.

Allen was born in Chattanooga, Tenn., to Perry David Strickland Sr., and Anne Bishop Strickland. At a young age, Allen’s family moved to Trenton and later settled in Rossville following his mother’s passing. In 1968, Allen joined the Marines where he proudly served two enlistments, with most of his service time spent in Japan. While in the Marine Corps he attained the rank of Corporal and received multiple commendations. After completing his military service, Allen returned to Chattanooga where he was employed as an industrial heating and air conditioning technician, and later as a truck driver.

Allen was preceded in death by his parents, Perry David Strickland Sr., and Anne Bishop Strickland, and nephew, Eric Strickland.

Survivors include his sisters, Glenda Cargile (Birchwood, Tenn.) and Debra Jones (Ringgold); brothers, David Strickland (Chickamauga) and Simon Strickland (Rock Spring); stepdaughter, Wendy Craft; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 22, in the Trenton chapel of Moore Funeral Home. Interment was at Trenton Baptist Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The family would like to thank the nursing staff of the Oncology Unit at Regional Medical Center in Anniston, Ala., for the outstanding, compassionate care provided to Allen during his time in the hospital.

Visit www.MooreFHS.com to share expressions of sympathy and view his memorial tribute.

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.

 

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